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Comparative Literature (1 December 2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Luke Arnott Noting the resurgence of popular and academic interest in epics across disparate media, this essay proposes a theory of the epic genre that transcends particular media and cultures. It seeks to reconcile discussions of the epic in Aristotle, G.W.F. Hegel, Georg Lukács, Mikhail Bakhtin...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2016) 68 (3): 251–273.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Emmerich Standard texts for many ancient works were established long ago, but The Epic of Gilgamesh is an exception to that rule. Only in the mid-nineteenth century did stories of this ancient king resurface, thanks to pioneering Assyriologists whose project of recovery and decipherment was...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 31–45.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Morten Hansen This essay argues that we should read Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place as part of a larger recurrence and metamorphosis of the epic on a global scale, a new genre that grapples with the economic and spatial conditions of our contemporary age by combining formal innovations with...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Tobias Gregory The Quest for Epic: From Ariosto to Tasso. By Sergio Zatti. Edited by Dennis Looney. Translated by Sally Hill with Dennis Looney. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 315 p. University of Oregon 2009 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
... itinerant rhapsodes, who variously selected, arranged, and circulated the Homeric epics in ancient Greece, and extending well into the twenty-first century, in the self-conscious invocations of the Odyssey by filmmakers such as the Coen Brothers and Richard Linklater. Crowdsourcing, the unruly and never...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-language American (U.S.) modernism. Jiménez's Diario de un poeta reciencasado ( Diary of a Newlywed Poet , 1917), written during and after his round-trip voyage between Spain and New York, is the basis for what the poet called his “rebirth” in Spanish and American poetry. In this hybrid semi-epic text, he...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michelle Zerba This essay reads Homer's Odyssey alongside several poems by the Greek-Alexandrian writer C.P. Cavafy who, although widely removed from the epic in time, shares a common geographical imaginary located in the Mediterranean and explores questions of cultural identity, memory, and gender...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 143–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the veneration of saintly relics in Christianity, was secularized in the tale of Lemminkäinen in the Finnlandic epic Kalevala . In the biblical tale of the Levite of Ephraim, in contrast, the dismembered parts of the protagonist's violated spouse are sent to the tribes of Israel to unite them against...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
... to draw the traditional rhythm of English blank verse into uneasy relation with the sound of classical epic (traditionally composed in dactylic hexameter). Concomitant with this rhythmic counterpoint is a contrast of voices in the translation, varying between a hard-edged, consonantal “Anglo-Saxon...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... era; Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep (1934), where the detritus of a Lower East Side childhood become symbolic totems of a violent coming-of-age; and S. Y. Agnon’s Just Yesterday (Hebrew, 1946), an epic novel of immigration, cultural renaissance, and insanity set in Jaffa and Jerusalem, wherein taxidermy...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... national epic celebrating Peter's “young Russia,” a Russia no longer fettered by its “Byzantine” roots and with a glorious future, and his more recently developed desire to create for his homeland what Hannah Arendt has called a “foundational narrative”—that is, a narrative that not only announces the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 231–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
...ANTONIO BARRENECHEA This essay locates the intellectual origins of comparative American studies in Herbert Eugene Bolton's “The Epic of Greater America” (1931). Bolton argued for a hemispheric approach to the study of history and laid the groundwork for a comparative practice with plural...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Paul Stasi Ezra Pound argued that it was impossible to think in only one language in the contemporary world. To this end he worked in The Cantos to create a world culture built on the comparison of works of “great value” from a variety of cultures. Pound's epic poem serves to displace the English...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2002) 54 (2): 97–126.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... Baswell, Christopher. Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring the Aeneid from the Twelfth Century to Chaucer . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995 . Bellamy, Elizabeth. Translations of Power: Narcissism and the Unconscious in Epic History . Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1992...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2015) 67 (4): 445–446.
Published: 01 December 2015
... University of Chicago Press, 2014. x, 344 p. If you read Michael Murrin’s Trade and Romance, which is in many ways a sequel to his History and Warfare in Renaissance Epic (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), you will no longer believe, if you ever did, that the entire world of the romance...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the common topic of this issue of Comparative Literature, seem as urgent as they were in the Greek Archaic Age, when they assumed canonical form in Homer’s great epic of wandering and homecoming. The fluidity of the sea, the contact between foreign cultures, the rapid circula- tion of report...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2011
... . Violence and the Sacred . Trans. Gregory Patrick . Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins UP , 1977 . Print . Hardie Philip . “The Aeneid and the Oresteia.” Proceedings of the Virgil Society 20 ( 1991 ): 29 – 45 . Print . ———. The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
... works have carried forward this investigation of sacrifice in the Aeneid, most of them building upon studies of sacrifice in tragedy (Hardie, Epic Successors; Smith; Dyson; cf. also Bandera’s earlier work on the topic). Panoussi’s recent contribution to this sub-genre of work on the Aeneid  is the...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... works have carried forward this investigation of sacrifice in the Aeneid, most of them building upon studies of sacrifice in tragedy (Hardie, Epic Successors; Smith; Dyson; cf. also Bandera’s earlier work on the topic). Panoussi’s recent contribution to this sub-genre of work on the Aeneid  is the...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
...  where more work remains to be done” (34). Since the publication of Har- die’s article, several works have carried forward this investigation of sacrifice in the Aeneid, most of them building upon studies of sacrifice in tragedy (Hardie, Epic Successors; Smith; Dyson; cf. also Bandera’s earlier work...